I bought these firm and very crunchy blush pears from Fairprice last week and it just occurred to me that I've bookmarked a recipe using pears from Coles.com sometime ago. The recipe is Pear and Walnut cake with ginger syrup but I used hazelnut meal instead as the recipe stated that either hazelnut or almond could be used. I've also omitted the ginger syrup as the kids wouldn't like the gingery taste. The cake was very fragrant while baking and you could smell the sweetness flavour of the pears and hazelnut. The texture wasn't very dry and the pears still stayed crunchy even after baked. Definitely an easy keeper recipe. Next time, I'll bake a smaller cake with ginger syrup for myself. I'm sure it will taste very yummy too.